Old Fashioned Easy Apple Crisp

October 9, 2023
Apple Crisp

Grandma’s Classic Apple Crisp is a timeless dessert that has been passed down through generations. This comforting treat encapsulates the warmth and love of family gatherings. The recipe, with its origins tracing back to humble kitchens, has evolved into a cherished favorite.

The combination of sweet and tart apples, aromatic spices, and a buttery crumbly topping creates a symphony of flavors and textures.

As you take your first bite, you’ll be transported to a cozy, nostalgic place where the simple pleasures of life are celebrated.

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a kitchen novice, this recipe is a perfect opportunity to discover your culinary talent. It’s a dessert that not only delights your taste buds but also fills your home with the irresistible aroma of baked apples and spices.

So, why wait? Embrace the tradition, create memories, and savor the goodness of Grandma’s Classic Apple Crisp.

How To Make Apple Crisp:

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Servings: 6


  • 6 golden delicious apples, peeled and chopped (other varieties can be used, can also be sliced)
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, diced into small cubes
  • pinch of kosher salt


Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.  Butter an 8×8 baking dish, or spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, add chopped apples, granulated sugar, 3/4 tsp of the cinnamon and lemon juice.  Stir to combine, then transfer to prepared baking dish.

In a separate mixing bowl, add topping ingredients (brown sugar, oats, flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, salt, and diced cold butter).  Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the oat mixture, using a slight downward twisting motion, until mixture resembled pea-sized crumbs.  Alternatively, you can use two forks or even your hands to cut butter into the mixture.

Spread topping over apples in baking dish, and gently pat to even it out.  Bake 40-50 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly.

Serve warm and enjoy!

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